Preventative Dentistry in Twin Falls Idaho

Teeth Cleaning

TEETH CLEANINGS

Poppleton Family Dental offers teeth cleaning to remove impurities from your teeth every six months. These coincide with exams and when needed, x-rays. We begin by scraping the excess plague from teeth with our specialized dental tools. Next, the teeth are brushed with toothpaste and a high powered dental brush. Finally, a fluoride treatment is applied and the mouth is rinsed clean.

DENTAL CAPS/CROWNS

Crowns are used to cover a partially decayed tooth and prevent the decay from spreading as well as keep the tooth from breaking. We offer full-porcelain, full-metal, and porcelain fused to metal crowns. Most crowns have a natural color that blends in with the rest of your teeth.

DENTAL FILLINGS

When you get a cavity, you will probably need a filling. Fillings are not the unsightly, difficult, and painful ordeal they used to be. Modern dental fillings are done with local anesthesia and drills where only vibration is felt. The filling material is clear and blends in with the tooth. We’ll stop the spread of cavities and educate kids and adults alike on ways to keep more cavities from developing.

TEETH EXTRACTIONS

We always want to save a tooth whenever possible, but sometimes it is vital to the patient’s health to remove a tooth to prevent infection and further pain. The patient is injected with local anesthetic , or general anesthesia is used in some cases. A small incision is cut into the gum when necessary and the tooth is gently wiggled free from the gum. Gauze is used to stop bleeding and pain medication may be taken after the procedure.

BITE WING X-RAYS

This type of x-ray shows the upper and lower back teeth and how the teeth touch each other in one image view. These check for decay between the teeth and for misalignment, gum diseases, and dental infection.

DENTAL CONDITION TREATMENT

Poppleton Family Dental also treats several dental conditions, including the following:

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching)
  • Chronic facial pain
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome
  • Baby bottle tooth decay
  • Thumbsucking
  • Gum disease
  • Smoking cessation
  • Pain management
  • Tooth decay
  • Canker sores
  • Cold sores
  • Common mouth sores
  • Snoring / sleep apnea